entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2005
Couldn’t drink a whole bunch of this stuff but for one bomber it’s great to try. Copper orange color that is perfect. Huge nutmeg nose and flavor. Tastes like pumpkin pie beer. Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Totally clear orange-amber pour offering an off-white ring. Strong nutmeg nose makes efforts to focus on pumpkin white vegetal roasted grains try to showcase more without any considerable success. Focused, almost unfortunately grainy, alcoholic spicy taste that quickly dulls out, managing to be different from anything else, but at the same time accentuating the wiseness of the more conventional takes. Not so characterfull ultimately, light bodied,sawy and its drying attempts, sweet and spritzy in its effervescence. JPDIPSO (6216) - Wauwatosa, USA - DEC 7, 2005
Truly a rich pumpkin color with a moderate but stable lid of tan bubbles. nice lace. Sweet spiced brew aromas. Nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, ginger, they all seem to be in there. Fruit bread notes lie underneath it all. Perhaps a bit sharp and young, but it sure does clean out the nasal passages. All kinds of spice in the flavor as well. Cloves seem to dominate with a a mild toasted cinnamon bread flavor in the backdrop. A touch unbalanced and "raw" at this point in time. This has some mellowing to do and should be better in six months or so. As a pure spice brew quite good now. Thanks Santa. fordest (2470) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2005
12 oz. bottle thanks to SuIIy. Red pour with a very smallish head. Aromas were amaizning with cinnamon and nutmeg. I really wanted to put some whipped cream on top of this. The flavor started off fine with all those flavors up front, but the finish was a bit off for me. Maybe it was that squash character? Still not bad, and the best Pumpkin Ale I have had. heemer77 (5355) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - DEC 6, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2007 Medium copper colored body with a thin light tan head. The aroma is lightly spiced with nutmeg and pumpkin. There are also fall leaves and some apple core. The taste has some light pumpkin with a spicy nutmeg and clove finish. There is also some fresh squash character here, but I know I am confusing that with the pumpkin which gets stronger as you go through the beer. Less spices than many pumpkin beers. Pumpkin lovers, this is your beer. Thanks a lot for the bottle, Duane.
Odeed (1803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
(i believe hopdog sent me this,although i clould be wrong)poured a see-through orange with very little head to speak of.the aroma was simply outstanding.pumpkin pie with whip cream,christmas trees,cinnamon,and just a bit of hops made for a wondeful christmas time smell.the aroma was a mix of the same parts with a bit of tabasco suace thrown in.(and i thought that was a strange twist if ya ask me.)overall this is very good. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 5, 2005
Cinnamon and nutmeg aromas are most present, though good amounts of pumpkin come through. Golden amber in color with a small white head when pouring. Caramel and pumpkin tastes are most evident, ending on a nice spice. One of the better pumpkin ales out there, though I’ll put the Dogfish Punkin Ale above this one. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2011 Bottle from Once Upon a Vine - South on 09/17/2011. Clear dark amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Sweet nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice aroma. Sweet nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, allspice and pumpkin flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation. 7/4/7/4/15 - 3.7
12/5/2005 - Dark amber color with a thick creamy off-white head, Pumpkin spice aroma. Fairly mild spice flavor. 7/4/7/3/15 - 3.6 Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Hazy bronze color with a thick creamy beige head. Aroma of spices-cinamon and nutmeg. Flavor of the the same spices, pumpkin and caramel. I found it hard to drink. JohnnyFlake (53) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2005
22oz bomber - Pours a very clear, medium amber color, with virtually no head at all. There is no lacing either. Aroma is mostly clove and all spice, with hints of hop. Flavor is on the complex side, with nuances of clove, hops, nutmeg, all spice and alcohol. It’s was hard for me to find the light hints of pumpkin, but they are there. Mouthfeel is light and soft and the alcohol is noticeable but not up front. Aftertaste is on the bitter side but mildly so and some lingering spiciness. This is actually a nice easy drinking beer. I like it!